Buyers looking for an economically priced compact sedan that provides a refined ride, lots of storage space and exceptional fuel economy will want to take a good look at the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta. Buyers at the Seaside Volkswagen Dealership tell us the 2012 Jetta provides a quiet, comfortable ride and lots of room for passengers. There’s more space in the Jetta’s cabin than you’ll find in some midsize sedan models.
According to the Volkswagen dealer near Seaside, the 2021 Jetta seats five and is available in five trim levels: S, SE, R-Line, SEL and SEL Premium. All models are powered by a turbocharged 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine generating 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. S and R-Line trims get a standard six-speed manual gearbox. The others come with an eight-speed automatic transmission that’s available in the S and R-Line. EPA-estimated fuel economy checks in at an impressive 30 mpg city/40 mpg highway.*
Automotive reviewers have praised the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta, with Car and Driver writing: “The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta is a solid choice for folks who want a budget-friendly and fuel-efficient compact car. It costs less and sips fuel better than its hatchback sibling, the VW Golf, which is similar under the skin.”
The S trim may be the entry-level model, but it still comes with an impressive feature set, including air conditioning, cloth upholstery, LED exterior lighting and 16-inch wheels. Standard tech features include Volkswagen’s MirrorLink, a four-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and two USB ports.
Move a step up the trim-level ladder to the SE, and you’ll get standard features such as dual-zone automatic climate control, simulated leather upholstery, keyless entry/ignition, heated front seats, blind-spot monitoring and forward-collision mitigation. Opt for the R-Line, and you’ll get standard 17-inch alloys, fog lights, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and an electronic front differential.
The SEL comes with remote start, rain-sensing wipers, automatic high-beam headlights, a self-dimming rearview mirror, an 8-inch touchscreen, lane-keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, wireless charging, and an eight-speaker Beats audio system with a CD player and satellite radio.
The top-of-the-line SEL Premium trim comes with most of the features of the SEL, plus front sport seats, leather seats, an eight-way power driver’s seat with memory, and navigation.
One feature Jetta buyers will especially enjoy is Volkswagen’s Digital Cockpit. Standard on the SEL and SEL Premium trim levels, this digital driver-information display can be customized to show a variety of data, including a speedometer, a tachometer, a fuel economy indicator, a compass, an altimeter, navigation, phone controls and more. Drivers can easily switch between the screens to get important information. The system can store up to four display control and preference settings for items like the seat positions, side mirror positions and cabin temperature.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.